Using a modem/router with a Netgear Firewall/Printerserver
Posted on 2009-04-30
I have been given a Netgear Wireless Firewall and Printserver FWG114p v2 and would like to use it with my broadband connection. I have a TalkTalk MT882 Ethernet/USB modem/router that I would like to use with it as the Netgear is not a modem.
The problem is I have followed the instructions on the Netgear site to configure the Netgear with a Ethernet Modem and it dosent work. After about 4 hours of going very grey and too much tea.. I have given up and am asking the higher powers for some advice.
I feel the problem is the the talk talk modem is a router as well (This works perfectly by the way on it's own). Logically my brain tells me that you cant have 2 devices trying to hand out IP addresses so I have turned DHCP off on the TalkTalk and left it on on the Netgear and the other way round to no avail.
Am now very stuck.. any advice would be great.
Just in case it's important, our isp is Tiscali.
Many thanks in advance.